Culture Street

The Magnificent Seven has a lot to live up to. The 1960 film starred greats including Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson. The music in the film went on to find a place in popular culture. Bernstein's score was used in the U.S. to advertise Marlboro cigarettes. A similar-sounding (but different) tune was used for Victoria Bitter beer in Australia. It was also included in the James Bond film Moonraker.

Can director Antoine Fuqua bring a modern vision to the classic story The Magnificent Seven and imbue the same musical genius that created a staggering backdrop for the 1960 film?

The contemporary vision for this classic is coming to cinemas in September and stars Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke and Chris Pratt.

With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

Take a look ...

You Might Also Like

Books

Big Cover Reveal for Bridget Jones's Baby

The anticipation of the next Bridget Jones film is almost too much. Now we have been teased with the front cover of Helen Fielding's fourth book which will be released...

On August 30, 2016

Film

Take a First Look At Wonder Woman

The new Wonder Woman teaser poster has been revealed with the words, Power Grace Wisdom Wonder. The trailer showcases the action and intrigue of Wonder Woman.

On July 26, 2016

Film

Scarlett Johansson stars in Ghost In The Shell

Ghost In the Shell, starring Scarlett Johansson (Avengers: Age of Ultron) has started filming in Wellington, New Zealand. The first photo of Scarlett Johansson as a special-ops major has been...

On April 15, 2016
 

Film

Mark Rylance and Penelope Wilton in Steven Spielberg's The BFG

This highly anticipated film brings together the incomparable talents of Roald Dahl and Steven Spielberg. All the magic and mystery of Dahl’s classic story is brought to life in this...

On April 6, 2016

Film

Divergent final official trailer released

What makes you different makes you dangerous. Following in the steps of Twilight and The Hunger Games, Divergent, starring Shailene Woodly, Theo James and Kate Winslet, is set to be...

On February 6, 2014

Film

First look at Black Mass starring Johnny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch

Take a first look at the teaser trailer for BLACK MASS. Johnny Depp is almost unrecognisable.

On April 24, 2015
 
Copyright © 2012 - 2019 Culture Street
Contact: info@culturestreet.com.au